IT IS one of Asia’s tallest hotels at 226 meters, a masterpiece by architect extraordinaire, I.M. Pei, the same man who created the iconic Paris landmark, the glass and metal pyramids of the Musee du Louvre- the Swissotel The Stamford.
From the Fairmont Hotel, I move to my next home in the Lion City- Swissotel The Stamford. The hotel is in the “next room” of the complex that includes a mall, an array of award-winning restaurants that will satisfy everyone’s food craving, and the impressive state-of-the-art, 70,000 square feet Raffles City Convention Center that can accommodate meetings and events of various sizes.
Its idyllic location makes it the perfect haven for the businessman or the leisure traveler who wish to be at the center of the business, shopping, dining and entertainment hubs of Singapore. With the City Hall MRT Station and other transportation nodes is literally at its doorstep, everything else is just one stop away.
Voted as Asia Pacific’s Best Business Hotel, Swissotel The Stamford beckons everyone to step into the world of ease and comfort and experience the finest in Swiss hospitality.
“The hotel will enchant every guest with unrivalled comfort in 1,261 guestroom and luxurious suites with private balconies providing breathtaking panorama of the country’s bustling landscape as well as the scenic views of nearby islands of Malaysia and Indonesia,” said Ee Jin Lim, director of marketing and communications.
|Welcoming presents from the management. Sweet!|
|A view embraces the magnificence of the Marina Bay, the Quays & the business skyline of Singapore from the 50th floor of the Swissotel The Stamford.|
|Personal service from Duty Manager Jeffrey Tan…..and good friends Christian Jourdain & Karyn Flores enjoying the view.|
“Breakfast is at the Cafe Swiss but you may have it and enjoy the evening cocktails as well at the Swiss Executive Club, if you wish,” he added, a service they only offer to the guests of the grand Stamford Crest Suites on the upper floors of the hotel. It was my initial exposure to the reputed Swissotel The Stamford’s commitment to hospitality and personal service.
|Men in ties, women in suits. THe busy breakfast scene at Cafe Swiss.|
But on the 60th floor, the quieter Club Lounge not only extends the exclusivity and freshly prepared preferred fare expected of the place, but it also perks the guests up with a great view- the sunrise over the iconic bay, that no caffeine drink can match.
|Morning perk at the Swissotel The Stamford Club Loungesunrise: sunrise over the iconic bay & Raffles City, that no caffeine drink can match…. that goes for the lovely smiles of their Filipina associates.|
The top floor houses five contemporary restaurants and bars that include Singapore’s “towering” culinary landmark- the Equinox Restaurant, the jewel of the complex-JAAN, a very intimate 40-seater award-winning French restaurant, and New Asia where the Lion City’s partyphiles converge.
|Penthouse groove. New Asia sits on the 70th floor, the top floor, where the Equinox complex is.|
For more information about the hotel, visit their website at www.swissotel.com/singapore-stamford
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 15, 2011.